Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Entertainment.

Yesterday I beat The Lion King for SNES and finished the novel Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. That novel was weird. I have nothing else to write about it.

I have three new favorite shows lately, but two of them haven't been on lately because of basketball, boo: Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, and House, M.D..

It's weird because I usually hate medical shows, and two of these shows are about doctors. But all of them are so smartly written (with awesome soundtracks, which is v. important!) and funny that I got over it. Also House is kind of different in that it's about diagnostics and not surgery, which is interesting.

An exchange from last night's (repeat, but I had never seen it) episode of House:

    Dr. Gregory House: "You bastard. You invited my parents to dinner."
    Dr. Wilson: "Geez, Cameron's got a big mouth."
    Dr. Gregory House: "Ha! Not as big as yours."
    Dr. Wilson: "Hey, you used me to avoid seeing your parents."
    Dr. Gregory House: "Well, what do you care?"
    Dr. Wilson: "I don't. I just thought it might be interesting to find out why."
    Dr. Gregory House: "You could have just asked."
    Dr. Wilson: "You would have lied."
    Dr. Gregory House: "And you would have believed me. Which would have kept us both happy. Do you want your money back, is that what this is about?"
    Dr. Wilson: "No! Wait, what? Have you got the money?"
    [House starts to write check]
    Dr. Wilson: "If you have the money, then why did you need the loan?"
    Dr. Gregory House: "I didn't. I just wanted to see if you'd give it to me. I've been borrowing increasing amounts ever since you lent me forty dollars a year ago. A little experiment to see where you'd draw the line."
    Dr. Wilson: "You're - you're trying to objectively measure how much I value our friendship?"
    Dr. Gregory House: "That's five grand, you've got nothing to be ashamed of. So what do you say, one little phone call, one big check?"
    Dr. Wilson: "Fine."
    [takes check]
    Dr. Wilson: "Thanks."
    [gets in car]
    Dr. Wilson: "Now, be a grownup and either tell mommy and daddy you don't want to see them or I'm picking you up at 7:00 for dinner."
    Dr. Gregory House: "What do you mean? You just said... "
    Dr. Wilson: "I lied. I've been lying to you in increasing amounts ever since I told you you look good unshaved a year ago. It's a little experiment, you know, to see where you'd draw the line."
Hilarious.

Another one of my favorite shows, Monk, starts in July. But eh. Last season wasn't all that fabulous, so I'm not as excited as I usually would be. Monk's been going down hill since they replaced the character Sharona with annoying Natalie. Also they've been making Monk so dumb when he's not. He's just obsessive compulsive.

5 comments:

Nick said...

I like the actor for the main character in Monk - not sure why.

I used your little turtle icon to link out to you!

Stefanie said...

Because he's an excellent actor? ; ) I love Tony Shaloub, too. But I don't think I can ever watch him in any role but Monk, though!

And haha, how cute re: the icons. Love the bike one!

Nick said...

Yeah I just put in a new icon for the bike. I might find a different icon for you if you don't mind.

I liked the guy in Wings.

Stefanie said...

I don't mind. I'm curious about what you would use!

Nick said...

Cool, I was thinking of the tribal turtle outline.